MGM builds hotel at New Giza


MGM builds hotel at New Giza
Sean Dudley

Hotel operator MGM Mirage is to open a new property in Egypt, alongside the New Giza golf development.

The hotel, to be called MGM Grand New Giza and targeted for completion in 2013, will sit alongside the resort’s golf course, currently being built under the supervision of design firm Thomson Perrett and Lobb. The 1,500-acre development – the first masterplanned community in Egypt – will incorporate homes, restaurants, shopping malls, sporting facilities, a hospital and a university.

TPL principal Tim Lobb said: “With a luxurious hotel chain like MGM announcing it will be building a hotel complex, it underlines the class of this development and adds to the appeal of a resort which, when completed, will be a haven for fantastic golf and entertainment.”

TPL’s New Giza design is set on hills overlooking the pyramids and also descends into an old quarry. Lobb said: “The third will now be an amazing hole to play, as the golfer will be playing towards the Pyramids and adjacent to the MGM Grand hotel.”

Once completed, the New Giza development will include 2,500 villas and townhouses, 80 per cent with views of Cairo and the pyramids.